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Single molecules of terrylene in di-substituted naphthalenes crystallizing in the herringbone pattern

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2,3-Dichloronaphthalene (2,3-DCN) and 2,3-dibromonaphthalene (2,3-DBN) were synthesized, purified and used to grow single crystals in the form of thin plates. X-ray crystallographic studies, performed for the first time, showed that molecules in both isostructural crystals are arranged in the herringbone pattern. These crystals, lightly doped with terrylene (Tr), appeared to be very good systems for optical single-molecule studies. Fluorescence excitation spectra of single Tr molecules at 5 K in excess of the dominating purely electronic (0, 0) and intense vibronic line of ∼250 cm−1 frequency had a new, “184 cm−1” line, absent in the spectrum of isolated (D2h) Tr. Quantum-chemistry calculations indicated that this new line was the fingerprint of the deformation of the Tr molecule in the crystal structure, which lowered its symmetry to C2h.

Graphical abstract: Single molecules of terrylene in di-substituted naphthalenes crystallizing in the herringbone pattern

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The article was received on 22 Nov 2016, accepted on 13 Dec 2016 and first published on 16 Jan 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA27167G
Citation: RSC Adv., 2017,7, 2780-2788
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    Single molecules of terrylene in di-substituted naphthalenes crystallizing in the herringbone pattern

    M. Białkowska, W. Chaładaj, I. Deperasińska, A. Drzewiecka-Antonik, A. E. Koziol, A. Makarewicz and B. Kozankiewicz, RSC Adv., 2017, 7, 2780
    DOI: 10.1039/C6RA27167G

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